Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Journals Clubs on Twitter (Week of September 9, 2013)

Last week, I discovered there are several medical or healthcare related journal clubs running with Twitter as the platform for the conversation, or to coordinate a face-to-face event.

I found even more, although I don’t suppose I should really be surprised.

* General (#TwitJC)
* Ambulance (#AmbJC)
* Anesthesia & Critical Care
* Biological and Computational Acoustic Processing Journal Club
* Clinical Psychology (#cpjc)
* Evidence-Based Practice
* HCPs
* Hospitalists
* ICU & Critical Care
* IU Bone Journal Club (#iubonejc)
* Microbiology
* Physiotherapy
* Registered Dieticians (#rdjc)
* Social Work Education
* Urology (#urojc)
* Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene

People share useful information, distill nuggets, and make intelligent observations and criticism, which lead to rich conversations.

They recognize the importance of the journal clubs in showing the public important aspects of science communication and critical thinking about science.

They have different practices, but some have really clever tips and tricks for engaging their audience.

Here are some of the papers that have been making the rounds this way, either for the journal club conversation, or proposed for consideration.

Ricard, Jean-Damien MD, PhD1,2; Salomon, Laurence MD, PhD3; Boyer, Alexandre MD4; Thiery, Guillaume MD5; Meybeck, Agnes MD1; Roy, Carine MSc6; Pasquet, Blandine MSc6; Le Mière, Eric MD1; Dreyfuss, Didier. Central or Peripheral Catheters for Initial Venous Access of ICU Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Critical Care Medicine September 2013 41(9):2108-2115. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31828a42c5 http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/2013/09000/Central_or_Peripheral_Catheters_for_Initial_Venous.5.aspx

Goodacre S, Cohen J, Bradburn M, Gray A, Benger J, Coats T, on behalf of the 3Mg Research Team. Intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus standard therapy for severe acute asthma (3Mg trial): a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine June 2013 1(4):293-300. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(13)70070-5/fulltext doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70070-5

Nor’azim Mohd Yunos, MD; Rinaldo Bellomo, MD, FCICM; Colin Hegarty, BSc; David Story, MD; Lisa Ho, MClinPharm; Michael Bailey, PhD.
Association Between a Chloride-Liberal vs Chloride-Restrictive Intravenous Fluid Administration Strategy and Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Adults. JAMA. 2012;308(15):1566-1572. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.13356. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1383234

Sharma S, Sharma N, Sharma R. OA15.04. Accelerating the healing of bone fracture using homeopathy: a prospective, randomized double-blind controlled study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12(Suppl 1):O61. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/S1/O61

Matsuda S, Liu H, Kouzuma A, Watanabe K, Hashimoto K, et al. (2013) Electrochemical Gating of Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle in Electricity-Producing Bacterial Cells of Shewanella. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72901. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072901 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0072901

Vartul Sangal, Peter C. Fineran and Paul A. Hoskisson. Novel configurations of Type I and II CRISPR-Cas systems in Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Microbiology Papers in Press. Published July 31, 2013 as doi:10.1099/mic.0.070235-0. http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/early/2013/07/30/mic.0.070235-0.full.pdf+html

Louie S, Zeki AA, Schivo M, Chan AL, Yoneda KY, Avdalovic M, Morrissey BM, Albertson TE. The asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome: pharmacotherapeutic considerations. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Mar;6(2):197-219 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23473596?dopt=Abstract

Donnenberg MS, Narayanan S. How to diagnose a foodborne illness. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;27(3):535-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24011829?dopt=Abstract

Thompson IM Jr, Goodman PJ, Tangen CM, Parnes HL, Minasian LM, Godley PA, Lucia MS, Ford LG. Long-term survival of participants in the prostate cancer prevention trial. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 15;369(7):603-10. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1215932. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1215932

S. J. Shepherd*, P. R. Gibson. Nutritional inadequacies of the gluten-free diet in both recently-diagnosed and long-term patients with coeliac disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 26(4):349–358, August 2013. DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12018 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jhn.12018/abstract

J. R. Zahar, M. Garrouste-Orgeas, A. Vesin, C. Schwebel, A. Bonadona, F. Philippart, C. Ara-Somohano, B. Misset, J. F. Timsit. Impact of contact isolation for multidrug-resistant organisms on the occurrence of medical errors and adverse events. Intensive Care Medicine August 2013. Online first. http://icmjournal.esicm.org/journals/abstract.html?v=0&j=134&i=0&a=3071_10.1007_s00134-013-3071-0&doi=

Max Garagnani, Friedemann Pulvermüller. From sounds to words: A neurocomputational model of adaptation, inhibition and memory processes in auditory change detection. NeuroImage
54(1):170–181, 1 January 2011. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811910011134

Andersen TL, Abdelgawad ME, Kristensen HB, Hauge EM, Rolighed L, Bollerslev J, Kjærsgaard-Andersen P, Delaisse JM. Understanding coupling between bone resorption and formation: are reversal cells the missing link? Am J Pathol. 2013 Jul;183(1):235-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.03.006. Epub 2013 Jun 6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747107

Njeru, Jeremia (2006). The urban political ecology of plastic bag waste problem in Nairobi, Kenya. Geoforum (37). doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2006.03.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001671850600042X

Originally posted at THL Blog: http://wp.me/p1v84h-1rY

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